Come celebrate the conclusion of the Epiphany Season with the joyful music of Duke Ellington, set in the context of a Vespers service with readings and prayers. From "Prelude to a Kiss" to "I'm Beginning to See the Light" to "Jump for Joy," come enjoy the sounds of one of America's foremost composers as we conclude this season of light and begin to prepare for Lent. The Ellington Epiphany Vespers will be held Saturday, February 18, 2012, at 8 pm in the chapel of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP), 7301 Germantown Avenue in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia.
A free will offering will benefit the LTSP Master of Arts in Public Leadership Program and Lutheran Settlement House. Musicians include seminary students, faculty and friends Richard Mandel, piano; Jon Pahl, saxophones; Carmine Pernini, bass; Rodney Smith, drums, with possible special guests.
Directions to the seminary can be found at www.Ltsp.edu/campus. Ample free parking is available on campus.
(image of Duke Ellington from the Library of Congress New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection)